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Diehard fans will claim he never went away, but to those of us who didn’t weep or throw flowers when we saw him live, it seems like Mr. Morrissey is in the midst of a renaissance. “Shame Is The Name” is the B-side for “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris,” the more than respectable Years Of Refusal’s first single and one of its best songs. Another seemingly ageless icon Chrissie Hynde (of the Pretenders, kids), joins Moz to let us know “shame makes the world go ’round.” Of course, Morrissey has no shame, which is why he’s cool with stripping down and putting a 7″ on his something inch for the inner sleeve of this very single, but still.

If you want more Moz, take a listen to his BBC2 session.

Years Of Refusal is out 2/17 on Attack/Lost Highway.

Comments (13)
  1. Matt  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    I like it.

  2. Shame IS the name. A+ for Morissey and a gold star for music in general. Also this song is a PWN anthem. Love it!

  3. d@ve  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    good track, not a fan of the back up vocals though.

  4. KR  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    I have never been able to like Morrissey despite being told I’m supposed to. And Chrissie Hynde whom I love is criminally underused here.

  5. Yeah. I don’t like this song that much.

  6. tom  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    It’s just decent.

  7. “it seems like Mr. Morrissey is in the midst of a renaissance”

    you guys said this after his last two records also. nobody can accuse you guys of underhyping ever, huh

  8. sounds a bit like linkin park

  9. star  |   Posted on Feb 16th, 2009 0

    “Is this all you was born for”

    Grammar is the shame!

    Also this song is way too preachy. Clearly shame doesn’t make the world go ’round! Greedy power-hungry assholes do!

  10. Xavier from CA  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2009 0

    Uh, its a B-Side for a reason, not his best track.
    But the new album Years of Refusal is quite good. Its out today. :)

  11. gogo  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 0

    who is tina l’esprit?

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